Tag: Africa Writes 2017

Africa Writes Pop-Up at Velvet Coalmine Festival

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th September 2017 Paid & Free events Various venues in Blackwood, Wales Africa Writes visits Velvet Coalmine – the South Wales festival of writing, rock’n’roll & coal This year, Africa Writes is on tour! We are…

Africa Writes Pop-up – Edinburgh

Creative Industries and Publishing in Africa Africa Writes Pop-up – Edinburgh Monday 3 July 16:45-19:30 Blackwells Bookshop, 53-59 South Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YS Guest speakers from Africa Writes 2017 will be heading up to Edinburgh for a pop up festival where they will be…

20 Of The Best African Novels To Read In Summer 2017

It’s coming to that time of the year, where the pace begins to slow down and our surroundings become open to the possibility of sunshine, ice cream and a relaxing book at your fingertips. Here’s a list of the perfect…

Writing Blackness: Mostly Lit LIVE at Africa Writes

Writing Blackness: Mostly Lit LIVE at Africa Writes Sunday 2 July 15:45 – 16:45 Exploring the intersection of literature and black culture with Alex Reads, Reckless Rai and Derek W. Join the Mostly Lit team as they interrogate black characterisation…

Remembering Buchi Emecheta

  Paying tribute to the pioneering Nigerian writer with Sylvester Onwordi, Margaret Busby, Louisa Egbunike, Kadija George and Ade Solanke. Buchi Emecheta was a Nigerian author who received great acclaim for her work internationally as the author of more than…

The Issue of Fear

The Issue of Fear Saturday 1 July 16:45 – 18:00 Launch of the Jalada 05/Transition 123 collaborative issue with Sara Bruya, Tayu Neogy and Wanjeri Gakuru in conversation with Ellah Allfrey. Jalada 05 / Transition 123 was born of the…

Jalada Africa: Mobile Literary and Arts Festival

Jalada Africa: Mobile Literary and Arts Festival Saturday 1 July 13:30 – 15:00 Creating living connections between writers and readers in East Africa, with Wanjeri Gakuru, Richard Oduor Oduku (Jalada Africa) and Louise Umutoni (Huza Press). Chaired by Zaahida Nabagereka…

The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles Exhibition

The Missing Chapter: Black Chronicles Exhibition Saturday & Sunday, The Eliot Room, British Library Knowledge Centre Over the festival weekend, you’ll have the chance to discover hidden histories and writing inspiration with a special display of ‘Exhibition in a Box’…